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Survey finds declining support for legal abortion among varied groups

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien WASHINGTON (CNS) — Although a new poll showed a significant decline in support for abortion in the United States, an official of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life […]

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Diocesan policies address how to handle H1N1 flu in churches, schools

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Starting with Masses the weekend of Oct. 17-18 in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pa., Communion will not be offered from the cup during flu season, said Bishop […]

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Glendon honored as 'heroine of the Notre Dame commencement tragedy'

By Beth Griffin NEW YORK (CNS) — Mary Ann Glendon was “the heroine of the Notre Dame commencement tragedy” in May, an official of the National Right to Life Committee […]

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Podcast: October 11, 2009

This week’s Today’s Catholic visits a new ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration — the blessing of animals. The event was held at Marian High School. […]

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Formula for a vocation

I attended a freshman prayer breakfast yesterday with my daughter at the local diocesan Catholic high school. It allowed me a chance to catch up with Rita, an old friend […]

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Not the practice in this diocese to grant outdoor exceptions

I am going to get married next summer, but I had wanted to do the ceremony outdoors. Is it possible, as a Catholic, to get married outdoors? At first I was […]

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Discipleship an invitation to all

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time Mk 10:17-30 The Book of Wisdom is the source of the first reading. This book came to be centuries ago as devout Jews, distant from […]

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After spousal loss:

Getting back in the game Dating may sound like a formidable challenge and a bit surreal for those of you who have recently lost a spouse, as you guard most […]

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LaGrange parish celebrates 75th anniversary

Bishop opens eucharistic exhibition from the Vatican By Tim Johnson LaGRANGE — The ministering of the sacraments — marriages, baptisms — provide some of the fondest memories of St. Joseph […]

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Red Mass recognizes attorneys, judges and public officials

FORT WAYNE — Celebrated by Bishop John M. D’Arcy, the annual Red Mass was held Sunday in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne, followed by brunch […]

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Honors and tributes to the new saint — St. Damien of Molokai

By Ann Thallemer As Blessed Damien de Veuster of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary is elevated to sainthood on Oct. 11, it represents a significant […]

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Respect Life Sunday marked by Life Chain, Mid-way rally

By Diane Freeby SOUTH BEND, MISHAWAKA — Combining prayer and a visual witness, over 100 people lined South Bend’s Ironwood Road Sunday, participating in the annual Life Chain sponsored by […]